I want to be a Writer. What Does it Take?

I want to be a Writer. What Does it Take?

By Natalie Bright

Being a successful writer takes:

1)    Talent

2)    Perseverance

3)    Luck

And if you have any two of those three things, you’ll make it. Having all three at some point in your career is even better.  JODI THOMAS

This industry moves too slow. I want my books out there NOW so everyone can read them and then I’ll make a lot of money selling e-Books.

1)    A good writer can’t be just writing for money and expect to make it. You gotta be a writer first.

2)    And, knowing what business you’re in.

These two things go together. You gotta put those two things together, if you have any hope at having success at this thing.  JAMES SCOTT BELL via YouTube

The publishing business is too confusing. I just want to write my stories.

There’s no mystique about the writing business, although many people consider me blasphemous when I say that. …to create something you want to sell, you first study and research the market, then you develop the product to the best of your ability.  CLIVE CUSSLER

I don’t have time to learn the business and write and promote my book too because of my job and my family. There’s not enough hours in the day.

“Being goal-oriented instead of self-oriented is crucial. I know so many people who want to be writers. But let me tell you, they really don’t want to be writers. They want to have been writers. They wish they had a book in print. They don’t want to go through the work of getting the damn book out. There is a huge difference.”  JAMES MICHENER

I want to be a successful, published author. It’s a dream of mine. I’ll finish my book someday, when I have more time.

“If it’s important to you, and it’s something you really want, you’ll find the time and it’s up to you to make them understand.”  JODI THOMAS

Happy Writing!

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